9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  24​h
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeerfarm, & more).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka holiday planner.

Sendai, Japan to Saariselka is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sendai in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

3
nights
Helsinki

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Room Escape Games
Spas & Wellness
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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